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Dream comes true for Salam as he makes Selangor team

Athens Paralympics-bound Mohd Salam Sidik will fulfil a dream to represent Selangor in Sukma in the archery competition, which will be held in Pedas from May 31-June 4.

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Athens to throw party every night during the Games

Athens will throw a citywide party for the Olympics - every night of the Games.

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Football coach ‘King Otto’ catches the Olympic fever

The German coach of European football champions Greece, Otto Rehhagel, was the star runner on Sunday as the Olympic flame crossed Greece's just inaugurated Rio-Antirio suspension bridge.

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Archer Mohd Salam fails to enter semi-finals

Malaysia's hopes of getting the first medal at the Athens Paralympics ran into a hitch Saturday when archer, Mohd Salam Sidik, failed to enter the semi-finals of the individual archery event.

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Final Olympic bill to cost Athens 8bil euros

The Athens Olympics cost more than eight billion euros (US$10bil), making them the most expensive in the movement's 108-year history, the Greek press reported yesterday.

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Paralympians make waves in Athens despite no medals to show

A month ago, the Malaysian athletes from the Olympics came home empty-handed. Now, the athletes to the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens, which ended on Sept 28, will also come home without medals.

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Greeks promise to crack down on the hooligans

Greek sports undersecretary Giorgos Orfanos said on Monday that hooliganism such as that which occurred on Sunday forcing the postponement of the first division match between Panionios and Olympiakos will not be tolerated in the future.

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Disabled powerlifter Mariappan left out in the cold

Powerlifter P. Mariappan, the 1994 Melbourne World Wheelchair Championship triple gold medallist, is out of a job and penniless.

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FedEx and Holmes win top Laureus honours

World number one tennis player Roger Federer and Britain's double Olympic athletics gold medallist Kelly Holmes won the two top individual honours at Monday's annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony.

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Disabled athletes may come under NSC plan

The disabled athletes of Malaysia have outshined the able-bodied ones, winning 69 gold, 41 silver and 30 bronze medals in the ParaGames in Manila.